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FC Nantes completes eFootball.Pro League club line up for December launch

November 14 – France’s FC Nantes will complete the six-team line-up of clubs for the first season of the eFootball.Pro League, the esports competition that will be played using KONAMI’s Pro Evolution Soccer video game.

FC Nantes join FC Barcelona, Schalke 04, AS Monaco, Celtic FC, Boavista FC as founding members.

Franck Kita, FC Nantes CEO, said: “FC Nantes, by embarking on PES and participating in this competition, continues its expansion in eSports. We are delighted to compete against such prestigious clubs and to be at the forefront of eFootball.pro.

Already present on several games, this confirms the will of the club to position itself as an important player in this sector and share this passion with our fans.”

Founded in Spain, eFootball.Pro’s president is Barcelona and Spain defender Gerard Piqué. The league will unveil full competition details November 25 with the first match day being December 2.

Both the presentation and the league can be followed live on the eFootball.Pro Twitch and Youtube channels.

Masami Saso, Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. president, said: “It is a great pleasure to be welcoming another prestigious club to this new and exciting competition. We look forward to working with FC Nantes to continue to drive eSports forward. Now that we have completed the line-up for this season, we at KONAMI are looking forward to a fantastic competition.”

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